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From TheJournal.ie "Fully vindicated" - Frank Feighan is set to contest the next election for Fine Gael To Be Frank

"Fully vindicated" - Frank Feighan is set to contest the next election for Fine Gael

Feighan had chosen to not contest last year’s general election after spending nine years in Dáil Éireann.

From TheJournal.ie 'I’ve gone to funerals where mourners would refuse to shake my hand' Downgraded This post contains videos

'I’ve gone to funerals where mourners would refuse to shake my hand'

Fine Gael TD Frank Feighan opens up about a turbulent four years that convinced him to retire from politics.

From TheJournal.ie Ming seeks compensation from Fine Gael TD over Irish Times interview Roscommon

Ming seeks compensation from Fine Gael TD over Irish Times interview

Luke Ming Flanagan has taken legal action against former constituency rival Frank Feighan.

From TheJournal.ie Another TD hangs up his hat: Frank Feighan won't be running for Fine Gael Time To Go

Another TD hangs up his hat: Frank Feighan won't be running for Fine Gael

He came under fire for backing the closure of the emergency department at Roscommon Hospital.

From TheJournal.ie 'A shambles': Hospital being charged €6,000 a week for x-ray reading by consultants Roscommon

'A shambles': Hospital being charged €6,000 a week for x-ray reading by consultants

The Saolta hospital group has failed to fill a vacancy that has been open since the beginning of this year.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael TD says Roscommon Hospital is safer - opposition TDs say situation's worse Emergency Department

Fine Gael TD says Roscommon Hospital is safer - opposition TDs say situation's worse

Consultants at the hospital said this week that the hospital is providing a safer service since the closure of the Emergency Department.

From TheJournal.ie 'Staffing still a problem' at Roscommon psychiatric unit Roscommon Hospital

'Staffing still a problem' at Roscommon psychiatric unit

Minister of State Kathleen Lynch said there have been some “blockages” to implementing the government’s Vision for Change at the hospital.

From TheJournal.ie TD slams 'chaotic' plan to move MORE patients into struggling psychiatric unit Psychiatric Care

TD slams 'chaotic' plan to move MORE patients into struggling psychiatric unit

Denis Naughten has demanded an immediate audit of staffing levels, saying it’s clear the current levels are inadequate.

From TheJournal.ie HSE to meet with interest groups over 'mayhem' at Roscommon Hospital unit Psychiatric Care

HSE to meet with interest groups over 'mayhem' at Roscommon Hospital unit

Concerns have been raised about safety at the psychiatric care unit at the hospital following the recent death of a mother-of-two and a number of assaults on staff and patients.

From TheJournal.ie The one Roscommon nurse out on sick leave was assaulted by patient, says PNA Roscommon Hospital

The one Roscommon nurse out on sick leave was assaulted by patient, says PNA

The Psychiatric Nurses Association denies the Taoiseach’s claims that a staffing crisis at Roscommon County Hospital’s psychiatric unit has been caused by sick leave.

From TheJournal.ie Death of mum-of-two sparks calls for inquiry into Roscommon psychiatric care Mental Health

Death of mum-of-two sparks calls for inquiry into Roscommon psychiatric care

There have also been a number of assaults on staff in the hospital in recent weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Ambulance service defends actions after teen's death in two-hour journey Ambulance

Ambulance service defends actions after teen's death in two-hour journey

The National Ambulance Service says it followed all correct protocols, and says the shortest route isn’t always the best one.

From TheJournal.ie 'People are dying' - pleas for a basic emergency service in Roscommon after death of teen Emergency Services

'People are dying' - pleas for a basic emergency service in Roscommon after death of teen

Roscommon Hospital Action Committee has said that there are people dying because of the decision to remove emergency services from the hospital.

From TheJournal.ie HSE agency staff ban 'will force more shutdowns like Roscommon' Hospitals

HSE agency staff ban 'will force more shutdowns like Roscommon'

Emergency departments in several more smaller hospitals could be forced to close, a medical association has warned.

From TheJournal.ie Mayor defends calling local residents 'spineless' in four-letter Facebook rant Facebook

Mayor defends calling local residents 'spineless' in four-letter Facebook rant

Boyle mayor Jane Suffin said she hopes the criticisms will be a “wake-up call” to her constituents.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach will not attend Connacht Final Nowhere To Hyde

Taoiseach will not attend Connacht Final

But it’s nothing to do with the planned protest against the closure of A&E services at Roscommon hospital, insists Enda Kenny.

From TheJournal.ie Mortality figures at Roscommon hospital disputed Roscommon

Mortality figures at Roscommon hospital disputed

The government has been accused of misleading the public – and the HSE has admitted that HIQA inspectors never visited Roscommon Hospital before compiling their reports.

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny 'regrets confusion' over hospital election promises Roscommon

Enda Kenny 'regrets confusion' over hospital election promises

The Taoiseach has insisted he was forced to backtrack on campaign pledges by safety fears at Roscommon A&E.

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny made election pledge to protect Roscommon A&E Roscommon

Enda Kenny made election pledge to protect Roscommon A&E

The Taoiseach promised to “defend” the hospital’s emergency ward, which will be closed tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.

From TheJournal.ie Downsizing of small hospitals 'not yet agreed', says Reilly Hospitals

Downsizing of small hospitals 'not yet agreed', says Reilly

The Health Minister insisted plans to reduce services at regional hospitals are still “being discussed”.

From TheJournal.ie Denis Naughten loses Fine Gael whip over Roscommon Hospital vote Roscommon Hospital

Denis Naughten loses Fine Gael whip over Roscommon Hospital vote

Naughten loses whip for voting against his party on the hospital cuts, while Frank Feighan faces the wrath of constituents for voting ‘Yes’.

From TheJournal.ie Govt wins Roscommon Hospital vote amid cuts protest outside Dáil Roscommon Hospital

Govt wins Roscommon Hospital vote amid cuts protest outside Dáil

Tense scenes in the Dáil ahead of this evening’s vote on cutting Roscommon’s emergency department.

From TheJournal.ie Roscommon hospital protesters take the fight to Government Roscommon

Roscommon hospital protesters take the fight to Government

A protest will take place outside Leinster House tonight – amid claims the cardiac death rate in Roscommon hospital is four times that in Galway.

From TheJournal.ie Roscommon Hospital A&E to close Monday Roscommon

Roscommon Hospital A&E to close Monday

The emergency unit is being replaced by an ‘urgent care unit’, but what does that mean? What can it treat?

From TheJournal.ie Rogue protester disrupts trains by chaining himself to bridge One Man Protest

Rogue protester disrupts trains by chaining himself to bridge

Man chains himself to Athlone bridge in one-man protest over cuts at Roscommon Hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Junior doctor shortage looming in ten days' time, warns Minister Health Crisis

Junior doctor shortage looming in ten days' time, warns Minister

Dr James Reilly said more than 200 posts are still unfilled as he revealed plans to shut down A&E services at one hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Roscommon farmer killed by falling trailer Tragedy

Roscommon farmer killed by falling trailer

Death is third to occur on Irish farms so far this year.

A PROTEST AT ROSCOMMON County Hospital is due to take place today. The demonstration is over the hospital’s possible closure or a downgrade of services. Yesterday, the HSE announced plans to cut temporary staff across services in the west of Ireland in a bid to tackle the €90 million deficit project for this year. Consultations between hospital management and the HSE West is due to take place in the coming weeks through the Labour Relations Commission.